Dan Greenwood, 2013 Glenmuir PGA Professional Champion ()
PGA Professionals follow the example set by the world’s best players by placing their
trust in the excellence of Titleist equipment
The excellence of Titleist equipment was once again underlined at the 2013 Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship, as Titleist was the overwhelming favourite amongst the PGA professionals, who followed the example set by fellow Titleist Ambassadors from across worldwide professional tours in trusting the feel and precision of Titleist for their success. As well as being the choice of the champion, the dominance of Titleist across many of the equipment categories at the tournament continues to highlight the superior performance of Titleist equipment and how it is trusted by golfers across all levels of the game.
The legendary Pro V1 franchise led the way for Titleist as the overwhelming choice of the field at De Vere Slaley Hall, as 116 of the 155 players in the field (75%), including the champion, chose to tee it up with a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, compared to 16 for the nearest competitor. Titleist continues to be proven as the #1 ball in golf at all levels of the game, by topping the counts across amateur and professional championships alike. Titleist’s 2013 win count across worldwide professional tours has already reached 69, compared to 22 for the nearest competitor.
The success of Titleist equipment continued throughout the bags of the club professionals as the brand impressively topped the count for five of the major equipment categories. Spearheaded by the forgiveness and control of the 913 metals family, Titleist led the count for drivers, fairways and hybrids at the event with counts of 43%, 33% and 37% respectively. More competitors also put their trust in the Titleist iron range than any other brand, with 45% of the field choosing the feel and playability of the Titleist irons family, which includes the AP1, AP2, CB & MB models. Titleist Vokey Design wedges, designed by renowned master craftsman Bob Vokey, again underlined their market leading credentials by registering a 52% count in the category, more than five times the nearest competitor.
As well as being the choice of the majority of the field at the Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship, Titleist Brand Ambassador Dan Greenwood trusted a host of Titleist equipment to claim the title by a stunning nine shots. The bag of the Lincolnshire-based professional included the Pro V1x golf ball, a full compliment of Titleist Metals including a 913 D3 driver, AP2 irons, and Vokey Design SM4 wedges. The Englishman claimed a wire-to-wire victory after having topped the leaderboard from round one and posted a final round 68 to finish on an 8-under par victory total
Matthew Johnson, Titleist Brand Director commented upon his delight at Titleist’s continued popularity amongst PGA Professionals, “We have a very strong relationship with PGA Professionals and work closely with club professionals across the UK. To have many of them playing and recommending our products is a huge compliment to the excellence of our offerings. This kind of endorsement from our PGA retail partners is just as important as the support we enjoy on the main professional tours.”
* Sports Marketing Survey – 2013 Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship Survey